Ballads and Lyrics

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharles Mackay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...singeth, Rippling o'er pebbles bare? Sorrow the mystery shall teach thee, And the words declare. Wouldst thou find in the rose's blossom More than thy fellows find? More in the fragrance of the lily Than odour on the wind? Love Nature, and her smallest atoms Shall whisper to thy mind. Wouldst thou know what the moon discourseth To the docile sea? Wouldst hear the echoes of the music Of the far infinity? Sorrow shall ope the founts of know,dge, And heaven shall sing to thee. Wouldst thou see through the riddle of Being Further than others can? Sorrow shall give thine eyes new lustre To simplify the plan; And love of God and thy kind shall aid thee To end what it began. To Love and Sorrow all Nature speaketh; If the riddle be read, They the best can see through darkness Each divergent thread Of its mazy texture, and discover Whence the ravel spread. Love and Sorrow are sympathetic With the earth and skies; Their touch from the harp of Nature bringetli The hidden melodies; To them the eternal chords for ever Vibrate in harmonies. THE MAN IN THE DEAD SEA. AIT APOLOGUE. Walking on the Dead Sea shore, Meditating evermore, Underneath the burning ray Of intolerable day, I beheld a fearful thing--Bloody deed as e'er was done, Wrought, unblushing, unrelenting, In the presence of the sun. Fair, and young, and bright was he, Who that morning walk'd with me By the margin of the sea; Calm, and eloquent, and wise, Radiant in immortal youth; Knowledge sparkled in his eyes, From his forehead living truth. He was a youth indeed divine, A master and a friend of mine, For whose dear sake I would have given AH on the mortal side of heaven. We talk'd together and paced along; We did no mortal creature wrong; And sometimes sitting on the sands, Or on the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...singeth, Rippling o'er pebbles bare? Sorrow the mystery shall teach thee, And the words declare. Wouldst thou f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021772549X

ISBN - 13:9780217725491

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